Government funding

£1.2million extra government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in South West crime hotspots

Authored by Mary

Three police forces in the South West are to receive extra funding as part of the government’s £25million Safer Streets Fund – delivering on a key Conservative manifesto commitment.

Avon and Somerset will receive £400,000, Devon and Cornwall £546,781 and Dorset £266,357 – a total of £1,213,138.

The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the government’s concerted action to tackle...

Department of Health announces £5 million of funding to encourage Brits to 'Get Active To Get Healthy'

Authored by JamesM

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health at risk, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry has warned.

Only a third of boys and a quarter of girls meet the recommendation for at least 60 minutes of...

Vertigo

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1958, 128 mins.

Cast. James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes.

Showing as part of our Held Film Season this is the brilliant but despicably cynical view of human obsession from Hitchcock. Stewart is excellent as the neurotic detective employed by an old pal to trail his wandering wife, only to fall for her himself and then crack up when she commits suicide. Then one day he sees a woman in the street who reminds him of the woman who haunts him... Hitchcock focuses on Stewart's...

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